The Engineering and Technology Academy at Fort Pierce Central High School provides students an opportunity to discover their interests and helps prepare them for post-high school graduation success.  Engineering and Technology programs offer students the opportunity to achieve industry-recognized certifications, work-based learning experiences, and articulated college credits.  Participating students participating are expected to understand cutting-edge and challenging curriculum while gaining experience through hands-on opportunities and real-world experience.

The Engineering and Technology Academy consists of the following programs:

Prof. Kevin Adkins

Mr. Luis Hoyos

Information Technology
Ms. Maggie Roberts

The automotive industry has evolved integrating new complex technologies. This new era of automotive development requires a deeper understanding of math and physics than any other time before. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, jobs as an automotive service professional will be plentiful for persons who finish a formal training program. Whether working for car dealers, independent repair shops or gasoline service stations, the Automotive Program at Fort Pierce Central High School (FPCHS) strives to help students understand and experience all the skills needed to be a contributing worker in the ever-changing auto industry.

Mr. Luis Hoyos – Teacher

Explore aerospace and engineering in high school while gaining college credit.

Fort Pierce Central High School and Daytona-based Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) have teamed up to provide students with an opportunity to gain experience and competency in aerospace, aviation and engineering. Students are officially registered in Embry-Riddle courses that will reflect on their college transcripts. These STEM courses help prepare students for college and a high-paying career in this exciting industry.

This collaboration creates a great opportunity for both parents and students. Students earn college credit in the convenience of the normal high school day and parents save money on tuition costs.  To download a full brochure regarding the ERAU program and the opportunities provided to high school students, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

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  • College credit and transcript
  • No program cost to student
  • College savings
  • Credits fully transferable to college of choice
  • Greater appeal to college of choice
  • Learn college success strategies
  • Develop problem solving skills
  • Develop skills in exciting and high paying career fields
  • Have fun while learning
  • Complements high school math and science curriculum

Meet the Faculty


Professor Kevin Adkins – Director of St. Lucie County Aerospace Institute

With Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from the University of Michigan, Professor Adkins leads the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University program at FPCHS. He brings his background in flight-based engineering and design in helping students realize their aspirations in a aeronautical career. For a full, bio CLICK HERE.